By Bonnie Walker
Posted on27 December 2009.
Carrot coins are a sign of good luck on New Year's.
One of the New Year's good luck traditions prevalent worldwide is to consume foods that are reminiscent of coins or cash. Here, we've added butter and honey to add richness and sweetness to the dish. Also, a bit of orange juice, as oranges are another New Year's food tradition in some areas of the world.
Carrot Coins With Honey and Dill
4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced crosswise into 'coins,' about a quarter-inch thick
2 tablespoons melted butter
1-2 teaspoons honey, or to taste
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/4 teaspoon dill weed (1 tablespoon, if using fresh)
Pinch of salt
Steam or simmer carrots until they are tender, but not mushy. Drain water. Add to the pan the butter, honey, orange juice, dill and a pinch of salt. Toss gently to glaze the carrots with the sauce. Serve.
Makes 4 servings.
From Bonnie Walker